The Bays Precinct

Aerial shot of The Bays Precinct

Sitting just two kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, The Bays Precinct comprises 5.5 kilometres of harbourfront, 95 hectares of largely government-owned land and 94 hectares of waterways in Sydney Harbour. It takes in the iconic Sydney Fish Market, the heritage listed White Bay Power Station, Glebe Island, White Bay, Rozelle Rail Yards, Rozelle Bay and Blackwattle Bay.

The NSW Government’s ambition for The Bays Precinct is to drive an internationally competitive economy, through the creation of great destinations on Sydney Harbour that will transform Sydney, New South Wales and Australia.

The transformation of The Bays Precinct is an opportunity to create stunning waterfront destinations and to deliver the kind of public spaces, promenades and workplaces that we can all be proud of. It also represents a once-in- generation opportunity to deliver innovation and attract the jobs of the future for Sydney and NSW, equipping Sydney for the future and reinforcing its reputation as an internationally-competitive, resilient and prosperous global city to live, work and visit.



95 hectares of mostly government-owned land, 94 hectares of Sydney Harbour, 5.5 kilometres of waterfront.


The transformation can rejuvenate 5.5 kilometres of Sydney Harbour foreshore and create new contemporary and dynamic places for cultural, maritime, recreational, retail, residential, research and development, education and commercial uses while drawing on the authenticity and local charm of the well-established nearby suburbs.


The Bays Precinct Urban Transformation Program is a 25-year program that will be delivered in stages.


UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation is currently planning for the transformation of immediate priority destinations.

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